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5 Ways to Find Productivity in Little Bits of Time

Since Chicago is a transportation hub, we have train and truck traffic in my neighborhood, and we get stuck by trains.  Drivers get justifiably aggravated with train traffic.  658 more words

Life Management

Hit Reset and Refresh the Mind

A lot of people don’t get it, but a vacation is one of the most important things you can take to make sure you continue to be the best person you can be. 223 more words

Dreams

Plugged Lines

I wake up on the right side of the bed 98% of the time but today was just weird. I thought I woke up a little bit after my first alarm has gone off (alarm1=3:05AM, alarm2=3:55am) and I proceeded with my routine of washing dishes, cooking rice, waiting for the cat to go potty and fixing my clothes/bag contents. 261 more words

A small update on technical issues affecting Ink-Stained Past

No poetry here, sadly – just a small update about some technical issues I (and by extension, Ink-Stained Past) am experiencing that will be affecting regular posting short term. 595 more words

Poetry

Luis' CrossFit Competition! #mandate

I’ve neglected my blog lately. I’ve been on a constant running pace with my personal and work life for the past year. There are days where I just go home and sleep after work because I’m so exhausted. 112 more words

Personal

351 days til the return

350 days if I chicken out over trying to drive on Friday the 3rd of July and get a hotel on the 2nd.

Another wonderful escape to the Outer Banks is coming to a close, and once again, I have to count it as a partial failure as I have not discovered a way to teleport my cats here, found a high paying full0time job and a place to live.   113 more words

Travel

Is A Lazy Weekend Good For Your Creative Muse?

by Kimberly A. Cook           (Twitter@ WarriorTales)

Interesting weather weekend. Heat, humidity, thunderstorms, rain, lightning, wind, clouds. Sometimes all at the same time. Sunday morning I realized I had the heating pad on for a sore muscle, the air conditioning going and it was raining outside. 320 more words

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